Pupils at Eastern High School in Rumney were joined by Glamorgan Cricket star Graham Wagg, as part of a new partnership between Glamorgan Cricket and Cardiff business Powell Dobson Architects.
All-rounder Wagg joined the school children in taking part in batting, bowling and fielding drills and games throughout the two-hour coaching session which are being run as part of the summer sports curriculum.
The sessions are sponsored by Powell Dobson - the architectural practice who designed the new Eastern High which is currently under construction and due for completion by end of 2017.
The practice have partnered with Glamorgan to deliver eight coaching sessions at the school over the summer to help increase participation in cricket in secondary schools and develop young Welsh cricket talent that otherwise might not be spotted.
“It’s great that we are able to once again partner with Glamorgan and give back to the community that we work alongside,” said Ann-Marie Smale, Managing Director of Powell Dobson.
“As we are the architects on the new Eastern High School that is currently under construction, we have developed close links with them and they seemed the obvious choice when we were looking at schools to support. Also the community that it is in is very close to our Cardiff office, so it made perfect sense for us to introduce cricket to the children there. We are passionate about spreading cricket in Wales, it is a great sport for both boys and girls to get involved in. The opportunities are terrific.”
“We are delighted that Eastern High were so positive about this initiative being incorporated into their summer programme helping us to bring cricket to new audiences and to children who wouldn’t otherwise get the opportunity to play this great game.”
Glamorgan Cricket and Cricket Wales’ community and development manager Mark Frost commented: "We are really pleased to once again partner with Powell Dobson Architects. As they have continuously showed, they are passionate about cricket and developing the game further in Wales.
“Whilst this partnership creates fantastic chances for school children to get involved in cricket, it is also a great way of discovering and nurturing new talent for the future who may one day play for Glamorgan.”